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Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes: Betonia Blues Master

Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes: Betonia Blues Master

Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes is a deep-roots folk blues musician who plays in the blues tradition described as American-primitivism, a repetitive and monotone style that is ethereal, gritty and rough. There are many sophisticated pickers but the primitive school had always been at the core of blues, conveying the most important element – the feeling. Centrum

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New! – Vintage Jazz Workshop in May

By popular demand, Centrum is pleased to announce a new music workshop taking place May 19-22, 2016! Centrum’s Vintage Jazz “Hot Strings” workshop celebrates the contributions of pioneering string players to the burgeoning hot jazz of the 1920’s and ’30’s: Folks like Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang, Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt, Slim Gaillard and

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Tonight: Blues in the Clubs

The Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival’s signature event, Blues in the Clubs is a moveable feast of great music in various downtown venues, with each venue operating on a first-come, first-seated basis. Your wristband is an all access pass, and we encourage you to move around throughout the evening to gain the full benefit of the

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July 29: Rag, Blues & Zydeco Dance

Come on down to Fort Worden on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 for the first public performance of the 2015 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival. We’re turning the USO building into an old-time dance hall with performances by Alice Stuart, Andy Cohen, Beareather Reddy, Dean Mueller, Gene Taylor, Jay Summerour, Jerie Choi, Jerron Paxton, Leroy Etienne, Orville Johnson,

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Acoustic Blues Festival Performance Today!

Join us for the largest country blues gathering in the nation! Concerts feature players and music from regions where pre-war country blues were formed — Piedmont, the Delta, Mississippi Hill Country, New Orleans, Texas and more. Immerse yourself in the African – American history and traditions from which blues has grown. Mainstage shows at McCurdy Pavilion

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